SHBBBOS001 - Apply cosmetic tanning products

Unit code: SHBBBOS001 | Study level: TAFE
City Campus
City King St
Footscray Nicholson


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to select and apply cosmetic tanning products.  It requires the ability to consult with clients about tanning products and colour choice, select products and equipment to prepare the skin and apply tanning products using a spray tanning gun. The application of cosmetic tanning products can be an individual service, or form part of a series of services.  It applies to beauticians and beauty therapists who work in beauty salons and spas. In this environment they make routine service decisions within known procedures but work under limited supervision and guidance from others.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • communicate, follow and adjust service plan to provide safe and appropriate spray tanning services for at least five clients of differing height, weight, age and cosmetic tanning preference;
  • maintain client records for the above clients detailing: aftercare advice; adverse reactions; contraindications; follow up advice; service outcomes; procedure followed; products used, and; spray gun setting;
  • provide spray tanning services for each client;
  • clean, maintain, and reassemble spray tanning equipment;
  • recognise skin reactions to patch test;
  • present self, according to organisational policy, and;
  • comply with health and hygiene regulations and requirements.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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